Set in Oregon in the early years of the twentieth century, H. L. Davis’s Honey in the Horn chronicles the struggles faced by homesteaders as they attempted to settle down and eke out subsistence from a still-wild land. With sly humor and keenly observed detail, Davis pays homage to the indomitable character of Oregon’s restless people and dramatic landscapes without romanticizing or burnishing the myths.
Clay Calvert, an orphan, works as a hand on a sheep ranch until he stumbles into trouble and is forced to flee. Journeying throughout the state, from the lush coastal forests, to the Columbia Gorge, to the golden wheat fields east of the Cascades, he encounters a cast of characters as rich and diverse as the land, including a native Tunne boy and a beautiful girl named Luce.
Originally published in 1935, Honey in the Horn reveals as much about the prevailing attitudes and beliefs of H. L. Davis’ lifetime as it does about the earlier era in which it is set. It transcends the limitations of its time through the sheer power and beauty of Davis’ prose. Full of humor and humanity, Davis’s first novel displays a vast knowledge of Pacific Northwest history, lore, and landscape.
An essential book for all serious readers of Northwest literature, this classic coming-of-age novel has been called the “ Huckleberry Finn of the West.” It is the only Oregon book that has ever won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction. With a new introduction by Richard W. Etulain, this important work from one of Oregon’s premier authors is once again available for a new generation to enjoy.
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Book Description Norman Berg, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., 1975. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First U. S. Edition. 1975 1st U. S. Edition, Clean Fine book, Blue cloth, Gilt title, Jacket in Mylar, 2" tear at edge, small closed tears and edgewear Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 020546
Book Description Norman Berg, 1975. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo. Light wear to covers. Name and inscription inside. Text clean and unmarked. The binding is tight and square. Bookseller Inventory # 205845
Book Description Norman Berg, Dunwood GA, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Dark blue hardback with gold print on spine. PO's name stamped on top page edges and bottom of ffep. Pages tight; clean/unmarked. 380 pages. Orange and yellow DJ with fading to spine and top edges. Some dirtiness and shelf wear to DJ. DJ in heavy plastic jacket. DJ seems stuck a bit to the boards. Both DJ and mylar jacket can probably be removed carefully without damaging anything, but I will let the buyer do that. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 1308031
Book Description Norman S. Berg, Publisher, Dunwood, GA, 1975. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Reprint Edition. A Very Good copy (owner's name embossure) in dark blue cloth, in an edge-worn Good dust jacket. Tanning at the outer edges of the text block (mostly at the top edge), tight and clean within. Bookseller Inventory # 020350